Psychedelic Bollywood (and appreciation thereof)

As if we needed any evidence to back our claims! Here are the instructions:

  1. Increase the volume on your speakers/headphones;
  2. Enlarge your web browser window to fill maximum screen space (in most browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, this can be done by hitting the F11 key, or by selecting 'View' and then 'Full Screen');
  3. Open this link of an all-time favorite song in a new tab and play around with the controls and options at the bottom-left of the window pane; and
  4. Tell me you think too much of Parveen Babi is a good thing!

It's banal, I know, but rather fun given the song -- Jawaani Jaan-e-Mann from Namak Halaal (1982), sung by Asha Bhosle, with lyrics by Anjaan and music by Bappi Lahiri. And the site that allows us to waste our time with YouTube videos is Yooouuutuuube.com. :)



14 comments:

Bhargav Saikia said...

There's some error in the video. Can't view it :(

theBollywoodFan said...

It's working fine for me, on multiple workstations. Just wait a few seconds once you've clicked open the link. I've tested it on three browsers including Google Chrome, it should work :)

theBollywoodFan said...

And another note I should have made above: YouTube access must be enabled on the network you're using to access the link to the song.

I hope everyone enjoys the song as much as I do :)

Anonymous said...

Hehe, it's like one of those classic desi wedding vids, like how some recording studios would go overboard with their "special effects". Too cool!

theBollywoodFan said...

Exactly, Anonymous! I was hoping someone would say that :)

Richard S. said...

Funny coincidence: Though my taste in Bollywood movies is drifting even further back in time - stuck in the '40s now - there was one dancer-actress from the '70s and '80s whom I was checking out quite a bit last weekend. It started with a viewing of Deewar, and then I watched this classic song from Namak Halal a few times. This is the best of Bappi Lahri and one of the best by Asha. And, so nice to watch Parveen Babi (especially on multiple screens). But, alas, another Bollywood beauty who went through a tragic decline and a very unpleasant demise. Poor Parveen...

Bhargav Saikia said...

Viewed it now! Rocking I must say! Only the URL is a bit too long! :D

Darshit said...

Whatte Fun !!!!

theBollywoodFan said...

Richard: I absolutely agree that it is one of Asha's best. Parveen's decline and eventual demise was really sad. Have you seen Woh Lamhe (2006)? I haven't, and have heard varying opinions on it, but am more curious to check it out. I really liked her in Amar Akbar Anthony. And I remember always confusing her and Zeenat Aman as a kid :)

So that's two for two (posts) on beauties who went through tragic decline. *Sigh*

Bhargav: It works real well with this video in particular :) I also think it'd be a decent alternative to a screensaver, although I hardly use one any way. Now I just need to figure out how to use the YouTube API that allows integration with Windows...or wait for someone to do it =)

Darshit: Kem chho? What's up?

Thank you everyone for your comments. Happy Friday (almost)!

Darshit said...

Same as you, stuck at work.
And btw, I simply love Woh Lamhe. [not only because of Kangna :P] But it really is a good movie, and performances are really fine. [Purab Kohli, in making !!] And as you know, the music is fab !! Will u put it next??

Bhargav Saikia said...

I've tried it with many videos..it's awesome! Thanks for sharing it :)

theBollywoodFan said...

Darshit: The music to Woh Lamhe is pretty good. I think, though, that I admire Parveen Babi way too much to want to see it. I'm in denial, I know, LOL.

Bhargav: Great! Some day, it would be nice to play around this tool using one of those Winamp/Windows Media Player music equalizer graphics!

Sujoy said...

I believe that this Youtube time waster was made for every song of Namak Halaal....Jawani Janeman...Raat Baki...Pag Ghungroo...Aaj Rapat Jaye...aah the joy of multiple divas...lol

I got the link for Yooouuutuuuube from downloadsquad, and i went straight to Dil To Pagal Hai's dance of envy...do try it out..and oh...also pls check out my post on Aandhi...

Cheers!!
Sujoy

theBollywoodFan said...

Namak Halaal is just a fine, fine, film. I'm really looking forward to seeing it again, soon. LOL at the divas comment. :)

Dil Toh Pagal Hai...kya yaad dila diya? I couldn't stand that movie, but the 'dance of envy' has me curious, must admit.

Heading over to yours in a bit.

Cheers.